American flights to Cuba head out next week

Flights from Miami to Cuba will kick off next week for the first time since 1961.

“It is a positive step and contribution to the improving relations between Cuba and the U.S.,” said deputy transportation minister Eduardo Rodriguez.

In 2015, the total number of tourists that flew into Cuba totaled 3.5 million, a number expected to increase tremendously over the coming year.

Al.com reports on flights to Cuba